Uranium Mining News

Energy Fuels wins approval to expand uranium, vanadium mines in Utah

The BLM also allows the expansion of the Daneros uranium mine if it implements additional emission controls.

S. Africa’s Mponeng gold mine could hold key to surviving in space

New study uses the conditions inside of the mine to better understand how life might survive on Jupiter’s moon Europa, which is considered a prime candidate for the search of extraterrestrial activity.

35 minerals absolutely critical to US security

The list includes minerals that are important for defense, economic, and industrial purposes.

Canada the world's overall top mining destination, despite Saskatchewan fall

That's considering the combined rankings of all its provinces and territories, but Finland is the most attractive jurisdiction this year.

US seeks to boost output of 35 minerals, reduce import reliance

The administration wants to identify new domestic sources of critical minerals and increase domestic exploration, mining and recycling.

Experts warn of civil unrest in Argentina as it readies to lift ban on open pit mining

President’s move to allow open pit mining in provinces until now opposed to it is part of a broader plan to double foreign investment to $25 billion in eight years.

BHP takes $1.8 billion hit from US tax reform

Charge is due to due to cuts in the US Federal corporate income tax rate, the world’s biggest mining company said.

Rio Tinto becomes sole owner of Pistol Bay uranium assets in Canada

Rio Tinto had already earned a 75% interest in the C-4-5-6 property, and it was expected to exercise its option to acquire full interest by 2019.

Another death at one of Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines

A worker died on Monday night while clearing a blocked ore pass at the company’s Driefontein gold operation in South Africa.

Russia and Iran to revamp Fordow nuclear facility

The Russia-Iran conversations are taking place within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Cameco handed court victory over WA uranium prospect

A uranium deposit in Western Australia under development by Cameco (TSX:CCO, NYSE:CCJ) will not be held up by conservationists who oppose it. 

Cameco’s profit beat estimates on improved uranium prices, cost-cutting drive

Canada’s top uranium producer is seeing the first improvements brought by higher prices and drastic cost-cutting measures, including the recent haly of its flagship McArthur River mine in northern Saskatchewan.

Rio Tinto pays biggest divvy in history as profit hits three-year high

Mining giant posts 90% increase in profit amid what CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques calls “resilient” commodity prices.

Second accident in a week at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine kills two

Two employees were trapped underground and later died in a fall of ground incident at the company's Kloof gold mine.

Rio investors asked to push miner to leave Minerals Council of Australia

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility says it needs 100 shareholders to co-file resolution at Rio’s upcoming annual general meeting.

Commodity boom has a dark side as cost creep erodes windfall

Mining and metal companies are rediscovering the downside of rallying prices: higher costs.

These are top-10 global mining trends expected for 2018

Consulting firm Deloitte has published what it says will be the top-10 global trends in the mining industry this year.

A modern land run? Trump move opens Utah to mining claims under 1872 law

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law.

As global economy hums, Davos turns bullish on commodities

"We have not seen this kind of growth since before the global financial crisis."

Caterpillar beats estimates again, delivers bullish outlook for 2018

The world's largest mining and construction equipment maker beat market expectations for fourth quarter earnings and said its sales growth momentum is expected to continue in 2018.

France's Areva rebrands to Orano in dire uranium market

French uranium mining group Areva closing the book on a years-long restructuring but still facing an uncertain future, with uranium prices at decade lows.

Russia to invest $250 million in uranium exploration, production in Argentina

Agreement includes Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom commitment to build a nuclear power station in the South American country.

Trump administration’s plan to boost coal, nuclear power rejected

For the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Rick Perry’s arguments were unfounded.

Cameco's tractor-trailer with uranium concentrate involved in minor accident

The truck was en route to the Blind River refinery in Ontario.

CHARTS: Big mining's surge in value shames tech giants

The mining cycle turned two years ago – gains for the sector's largest companies have far outpaced stocks like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook since.